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Pandemic Roommates - Interactive Theatre for Critical Dialogue

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Pandemic Roommates - Interactive Theatre for Critical DialogueMixed Company Theatre, online |

We are living through this pandemic together or are we? Physical distancing is for outside the home, but inside? With roommates? Sharing living spaces?...

Pandemic Roommates is an interactive online theatre presentation that takes a glimpse into the lives of roommates in a Toronto house.

With Remi being immuno-compromised, Carmen might be putting her friend's health at risk. Deb is now working from home which puts a strain on the internet bandwidth and Marge? - well, she owns the house. Each is doing their best to get through this challenging time, how do they support one another when they all have different needs?

We hope to find some answers and engage in critical dialogue through this interactive work co-created by Malia Rogers, Max Cameron Fearon, Heather VON Atzigen and Madeleine Brown, with inputs and support from Mixed Company Theatre's associate artists.

When: Thursday July 9 from 6 to 7:30 pm

Where: Zoom - Make sure you RSVP to communications[at] to receive the Zoom Meeting Link!

Fees: This is a PWYC event. All payments will be treated as donations. To support our work with a donation, click here: . All donations above $25 will receive a tax exemption receipt!

Content warning: Language

About our style of Interactive Theatre:

You will experience an adapted format of Forum Theatre that is interactive and compels audience members to develop real-time strategies for dealing with social and personal issues.

In a Mixed Company presentation, a story representing an issue is created, rehearsed and performed (the first act). The story is then presented again—only this second time, audience members can intervene in the story, as “spect-actors,” to create a positive alternative ending. A trained Forum Theatre facilitator (the Joker) prepares and encourages participants to replace the actors on stage and to change the story in a constructive way. This social justice-based theatre style sparks community dialogue and enables grassroots advocacy.

-from Mixed Company Theatre

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